Negotiating Shakespeare s Language in Romeo and Juliet

Negotiating Shakespeare s Language in Romeo and Juliet

6 Nicole Prunster, ed. and trans., Romeo and Juliet before Shakespeare: Four Early Stories of StarCrossed Love (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2000), provides translations of all four texts and an overview of ...

Author: Lynette Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317089285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Through exciting and unconventional approaches, including critical/historical, printing/publishing and performance studies, this study mines Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to produce new insights into the early modern family, the individual, and society in the context of early modern capitalism. Inspired by recent work in cultural materialism and the material book, it also foregrounds the ways in which the contexts and the text itself become available to the reader today. The opening material on critical/historical approaches focuses on the way that readers have frequently read and played the text to explore issues that cluster around the family, marriage, gender and sexuality. Chapter two, on the ways that actors today inhabit character and create behaviour, provides intertextual comment on acting in the early modern period, and the connections between acting and social behaviour that inform self-image and the performance of identity both then and now. The third chapter on printing/publishing approaches to the text offers a detective story about the differences between Quarto One and Quarto Two, that focuses on the curious appearance in Quarto Two of material related to the law at word, phrase, line and scene level. The next three chapters integrate a close study of the language of the play to negotiate its potential significance for the present in the areas of: Family, Marriage, Gender and Sexuality; Identity, Individualism and Humanism; and the Law, Religion and Medicine. Among the startling aspects of this book are that it: - takes the part of Juliet far more seriously than other criticism has tended to do, attributing to her agency and aspects of character that develop the part suddenly from girl to woman; - recognizes the way the play explores early modern identity, becoming a handbook for individualism and humanism in the private domestic setting of early capitalism; and - brings to light the least recognized element in the play at the moment, its demonstration of the emerging structures of state power, governance by law, the introduction of surveillance, detection and witness, and the formation of what we now call the 'subject'. The volume includes on DVD a scholarly edition with commentary of the text of Romeo & Juliet, which re-instates many of the original early modern versions of the play.
Categories: Literary Criticism

William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet

Greenblatt, S. 2004, Will in the World: how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Pimlico, London. ... Hunter, L and P Lichtenfels 2009, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, ...

Author: Victoria Bladen

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411656

Category: Drama

Page: 67

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet and Civic Life

Shakespeare  Romeo and Juliet  and Civic Life

“'Standing to the Wall': The Pressures of Masculinity in Romeo and Juliet”. Shakespeare Quarterly 48(3): 251–72. Aristotle. 1598. ... Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association 8(1): 21–31. Brooke, Arthur. (1562) 1908.

Author: Silvia Bigliazzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317556978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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This volume introduces ‘civic Shakespeare’ as a new and complex category entailing the dynamic relation between the individual and the community on issues of authority, liberty, and cultural production. It investigates civic Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet as a case study for an interrogation of the limits and possibilities of theatre and the idea of the civic. The play’s focus on civil strife, political challenge, and the rise of a new conception of the individual within society makes it an ideal site to examine how early modern civic topics were received and reconfigured on stage, and how the play has triggered ever new interpretations and civic performances over time. The essays focus on the way the play reflects civic life through the dramatization of issues of crisis and reconciliation when private and public spaces are brought to conflict, but also concentrate on the way the play has subsequently entered the public space of civic life. Set within the fertile context of performance studies and inspired by philosophical and sociological approaches, this book helps clarify the role of theatre within civic space while questioning the relation between citizens as spectators and the community. The wide-ranging chapters cover problems of civil interaction and their onstage representation, dealing with urban and household spaces; the boundaries of social relations and legal, economic, political, and religious regulation; and the public dimension of memory and celebration. This volume articulates civic Romeo and Juliet from the sources of genre to contemporary multicultural performances in political contact-zones and civic ‘Shakespaces,’ exploring the Bard and this play within the context of communal practices and their relations with institutions and civic interests.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Editing Performance Texts

Editing  Performance  Texts

Books and Society in History (New York and London: R.R. Bowker, 1983) 3–26. 11. See Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Approaches to Reading from Criticism, Editing and the ...

Author: Jacqueline Jenkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137320117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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The essays in this volume challenge current 'givens' in medieval and early modern research around periodization and editorial practice. They showcase cutting-edge research practices and approaches in textual editing, and in manuscript and performance studies to produce new ways of reading and working for students and scholars.
Categories: Performing Arts

Romeo and Juliet A Critical Reader

Romeo and Juliet  A Critical Reader

68 69 70 71 72 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 See online link: ... Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, ...

Author: Julia Reinhard Lupton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474216388

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Uniquely, this guide analyses the play's critical and performance history and recent criticism, as well as including five essays offering radically new paths for contemporary interpretation. The subject matter of these essays is rich and diverse, ranging across the play's philosophical identification of sexual love with self-realization, the hermeneutic implications of an editor's textual choices, the minor characters of the play in relation to Renaissance performance traditions, Romeo and Juliet in opera and ballet, and the play's Italian sources and afterlives. The guide also contains a chapter on the key resources available, including scholarly editions and easily available DVDs, and discusses the ways in which they can be used in the classroom to aid understanding and provoke further debate. Edited by leading scholar Julia Reinhard Lupton, this is an essential guide for both students and scholars of Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Survey Volume 63 Shakespeare s English Histories and Their Afterlives

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 63  Shakespeare s English Histories and Their Afterlives

Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels spent many years preparing a new edition of Romeo and Juliet for Arden 3 but have ... in Arden 3 style – on a DVD included with their book, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 'Romeo and Juliet': ...

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521769150

Category: Drama

Page: 434

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The theme for Shakespeare Survey 63 is 'Shakespeare's English Histories and their Afterlives'.
Categories: Drama

The Language of Early English Literature

The Language of Early English Literature

Hunter, L. and Lichtenfels, P. (2009) Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the ... Hussey, S. (1992a) The Literary Language of Shakespeare, 2nd edn (London: Longman) ...

Author: Sara Pons-Sanz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137393876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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How did the English language change from the Old to the Early Modern period? What effect do linguistic and stylistic choices have on a text? Why is it important to consider linguistic features together in a work? The grammar and vocabulary of the English language changed dramatically between the Old and Early Modern periods. These changes in language usage are explored in The Language of Early English Literature by examining the effect of authors' linguistic choices on the descriptions of characters, events, and situations. Written with today's undergraduate student in mind, this textbook is a highly rewarding guide to the rich history of the English language and literature. The Language of Early English Literature: - Provides detailed explanations of linguistic features, such as word formation, phrase structure, syntax, and semantics - Analyses a wide range of texts from Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English, and establishes comparisons with works written in other languages - Includes an invaluable glossary and an extensive bibliography
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

24 Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 25 Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre (Farnham and Surrey: Ashgate, 2009): 6. Read Sukanya Verma, Getting Nostalgic ...

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317367000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better known Tamil and Kannada, as well as the less familiar regions of the North Eastern states. The volume visits diverse filmic genres, starting from the earliest silent cinema, to diasporic films made for global audiences, television films, independent films, and documentaries, thus expanding the very notion of ‘Indian cinema’ while also looking at the different modalities of deploying Shakespeare specific to these genres. Shakespeareans and film scholars provide an alternative history of the development of Indian cinemas through its negotiations with Shakespeare focusing on the inter-textualities between Shakespearean theatre, regional cinema, performative traditions, and literary histories in India. The purpose is not to catalog examples of Shakespearean influence but to analyze the interplay of the aesthetic, historical, socio-political, and theoretical contexts in which Indian language films have turned to Shakespeare and to what purpose. The discussion extends from the content of the plays to the modes of their cinematic and intermedial translations. It thus tracks the intra–Indian flows and cross-currents between the various film industries, and intervenes in the politics of multiculturalism and inter/intraculturalism built up around Shakespearean appropriations. Contributing to current studies in global Shakespeare, this book marks a discursive shift in the way Shakespeare on screen is predominantly theorized, as well as how Indian cinema, particularly ‘Shakespeare in Indian cinema’ is understood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Style Computers and Early Modern Drama

Style  Computers  and Early Modern Drama

His focus is on his situation, his feelings, and – of course – on Juliet. ... 25 Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 'Romeo and Juliet': Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre ...

Author: Hugh Craig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107191013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book uses computational methods and statistical analysis to challenge traditional assumptions about the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

Hunter, G.K., Dramatic Identities and Cultural Tradition: Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Liverpool: ... Hunter, Lynette, and Lichtenfels, Peter, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies ...

Author: Michele Marrapodi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317056447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
Categories: Literary Criticism